MINNEAPOLIS - Commissioner Mike Opat was unanimously re-elected as the chair of the seven-member Hennepin County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.

Opat has served on the board since 1993. He represents Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, New Hope, Osseo and Robbinsdale. Opat has served seven terms as board chair from 2001 through 2003, and 2009 through 2012.

"I'm grateful for the support of my fellow commissioners," said Opat in a news release. "I expect us to continue to be a busy and productive board in 2013. The Hennepin Board takes seriously our position as a leading local unit of government in Minnesota, and we look forward to the challenges ahead."

The board also unanimously re-elected Commissioner Jan Callison as board vice chair. Callison has served on the board since 2009.

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